Stun grenades fired near Pretoria Home Affairs amid tense standoff

2017-02-24 12:09

Police and people marching against immigrants are locked in a tense standoff in the Pretoria CBD, with stun grenades going off near the Department of Home Affairs building.

Home Affairs resurrects dead Durban man after 2-year battle

2017-02-20 08:11

It took two years for a Durban man to have the Department of Home Affairs resurrect him after he was inexplicably declared dead on their records.

Leaders should choose words about foreigners carefully - Gigaba

2017-02-17 13:01

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has issued a stern warning to leaders in South Africa to choose their words carefully when speaking about foreigners in the country.

Home Affairs office routinely loses asylum documents

2016-11-29 10:21

Dozens of asylum papers get 'lost' at the Marabastad refugee centre regularly, leaving their owners stranded.

Government's refugee plan is overkill

2016-09-11 06:04

A new green paper on asylum seekers is not going to help but instead will waste resources academics argued this week.

SA's uncoordinated border management vulnerable - Home Affairs

2016-08-16 17:02

Five uncoordinated organs of state are currently involved in managing the country's borders, resulting in a large influx of undocumented foreigners and contraband goods, Parliament has heard.

Paul O'Sullivan released on R20 000 bail

2016-04-04 12:41

Well-known private investigator Paul O'Sullivan has been granted R20 000 bail, with set conditions, in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

Mos Def did not enter SA with World Passport - Home Affairs

2016-01-20 13:09

US musician and actor Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, never entered the country using a world passport, the Home Affairs Department says.

Visa rules apply to all, even superstars - Gigaba

2015-11-25 12:13

If President Jacob Zuma has to respect the country's visa regulations, then surely a superstar such as Idris Elba, has to respect them too, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Home Affairs gets tough on late birth registrations

2015-10-13 21:16

The Department of Home Affairs wants to make late birth registrations more difficult so that it can to weed out chancers, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan says.


Police services to get bulk of defence budget

2017-02-22 16:32

The budget for defence, public order and safety will increase over the next three years from R190bn to R225bn by 2019/20, with police services receiving 47.3% of this.

Zuma launches Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre

2017-02-17 16:25

President Jacob Zuma launched the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Pretoria.

Morgan Deane, Graeme Smith's ex, detained in Cape Town

2017-01-09 22:01

Cape Town police have detained Morgan Deane, the Irish ex-wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith, over an expired visa.

Home Affairs committee applauds arrest of border officials

2016-09-30 19:26

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has applauded the arrest of 20 Home Affairs officials and six civilians at the Lesotho border, on charges relating to fraud and corruption.

Home Affairs rubbishes Mkhwebane 'spy' claims

2016-09-07 14:39

The Department of Home Affairs has rubbished claims that Public Protector nominee Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane worked for the State Security Agency while stationed at the South African embassy in China.

#eHomeAffairs trends as dept launches online eChannel

2016-04-07 11:25

South Africans are having their say on social media after the Department of Home Affairs launched an online platform to help South African citizens apply for their smart IDs and passports.

O'Sullivan in court for contravening Immigration Act

2016-04-04 07:36

Forensic consultant Paul O'Sullivan is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court for contravening the Immigration Act after he was found in possession of three passports.

Almost 200 000 uncollected smart ID cards gathering dust

2015-12-01 19:15

Almost 200 000 newly issued, and uncollected, smart ID cards are gathering dust at Home Affairs offices around the country.

Home Affairs, varsities make provisions for foreign students

2015-10-29 15:32

Foreign students will be able to write exams in South Africa, despite dates being pushed back as a result of the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Forget home affairs queues - just pop into bank for ID smart card

2015-10-13 20:00

The Department of Home Affairs hopes its pilot "e-channel" service will allow people to pick up their ID smart cards at banks, putting a stop to endless queues outside its offices.

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